Tag: Economics

WEF: Overall gender gap narrows for first time in 3 years, here’s how African countries fared

The World Economic Forum (WEF) says closing the overall gender gap across politics, economics, health and education narrowed for the first time in three years. This was in their latest Global Gender Gap report, where Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is reported to have closed 68 per cent of the gender gap so far. Roberto Crotti, Lead for the Centre for the New Economy and Society at the World Economic Forum joins CNBC Africa from Geneva for more.

President Cyril Ramaphosa: What the future holds for SA & Africa

South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa joined us for an exclusive 60 minute interview earlier today to discuss business, economics and the direction of Africa’s most industrialised nation. Joining CNBC Africa to unpack this interview is Jacques Nel, Economist for Southern and East Africa at NKC African Economies and Peter Worthington, Economist at Absa.

Op-Ed: Alternative currencies are the future: why it matters for development

  When I began to teach in 2012, I decided to start my course with an analysis of how money affects social order. What my students found particularly fascinating was the then-nascent world...

How to keep a job in a world of AI? Get creative

An estimated 30 million to 50 million jobs in Asia are at risk of displacement in the medium to long term.A new report from UBS estimates that artificial intelligence (AI) technologies could create an economic value of about $1.8 trillion to $3 trillion in Asia by 2030.

Economics is in "some degree of crisis" – Bank of England's chief economist

The Bank of England's Chief Economist bemoaned the inherent risks of placing too much faith in economic forecasting.